Dec 16, 2005

Surprise! LCD Market Grows

Just in case you hadn't caught on to the trend, the market for LCD Monitors continues to grow, year over year, by 36%.Of course, it's the low end of the market that's growing. The 17" and 19" monitors are definitely hot hot hot this season, and will continue to be the leaders for quite a while.-Dr. D.


Dec 14, 2005


Here is an update on our view of the AMLCD and EL capabilities. AMLCD's continue to improve in performance and cost as the consumer applications like TV drive high volumes. Plasma has driven significant improvements in video speed and brightness of AMLCD. These technology improvements also filter down to the industrial segment portfolios of the AMLCD manufacturers.Even as these improvement are implemented, Thin-film EL displays still out-perform AMLCD's in a number of categories and likely will always do so due to fundamental differences in the technologies. Planar manufactures a number of EL displays with -40 to +85C specs for operating temperature More…


Dec 05, 2005

Planar writes the next chapter for retailing kiosks

The magazine, Direct Marketing News wrote an article on the future of kiosks on the floors of retail shopping locations. The article highlights the Hot Wheels kiosk that Planar developed for FAO Schwarz, the high-profile toy retailer.Our own Rob Baumgartner is oddly quoted: "Kids are a great application." Of course in context, Rob was pointing out that using the kiosks to communicate with youth is a great way of applying the technology. "They find [the kiosk] so engaging," he went on to say.It's great to see how a tool that Planar is helping to pioneer is really taking big steps forward.